Yan Couto: Man City edge Barcelona, Arsenal to signing of Brazilian youngster

Yan Couto: Man City edge Barcelona, Arsenal to signing of Brazilian youngster

- Yan Couto has joined Manchester City in a deal around €15m

- Barcelona tried luring him to the Camp Nou with €10m but his agent rejected the offer

- Arsenal and a few other clubs were also said to be interested in the full-back

Manchester City have reportedly completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Yan Couto from Coritiba in a deal valued around €15 million.

The Premier League defending champions were said to have beaten off competitions from top European club Barcelona and Arsenal for the south American star.

ESPN Brazil reported that the Catalan club offered a sum of €10 million for the 17-year-old, but it was rejected by the Coxa.

The publication further revealed that the starlet and his representative Marcelo Robalinho flew to Manchester on Wednesday night to finalise the deal.

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It further revealed that the deal would be completed once the player passes medical and signs the contract at the club.

The Etihad Stadium outfit according to ESPN will ship the player back to his club on loan where he will remain until he turns 18 on June 3.

Reports claim Arsenal and other top European clubs were interested in luring the youngster to their clubs but City were more clinical in their approach for the defender.

Cuoto attracted attention from top coaches in Europe after helping his country's national team win the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup on home soil.

He featured five times in the championship and registered one assist in the process - missing just games all tournament long due to suspension.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City advanced to the final of the EFL Cup competition despite losing 1-0 to city rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

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Nemanja Matic's lone goal was all the Red Devils needed to beat the Premier League defending champions, but it was not enough to help the visitors oust Pep Guardiola's men.

The Citizens reached the final on 3-2 aggregate having won the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford a fortnight ago.

In the other news, City have handed their rock-solid star Fernandinho a one-year extension to compensate him for all the hard work he contributes to the team despite their struggles this term.

The Brazilian midfielder was massive when they won the EPL title back-to-back but City are now 19 points behind Liverpool after 24 matches.

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Source: Legit.ng

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